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Today in Rock History – November 8th

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 8th:  1969 “Wedding Bell Blues” topped the Billboard Hot 100, giving The Fifth Dimension their second US number one record. The song was originally recorded as a private joke between group members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who were engaged at the time. 1975 Elton John becomes godfather to John and Yoko …

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Today in Rock History: November 7

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1981 Daryl Hall and John Oates achieve their third US number-one single with “Private Eyes”. Over the next three years, they would have three more.  1987 A sixteen-year-old singer named Tiffany had the top tune in the US with a cover version of Tommy James’ 1967 hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now”. His rendition stalled …

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Today in Rock History – November 6

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 6th:  1964 During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on TV’s Ready Steady Go! 1965 After the success of “Satisfaction”, The Rolling Stones top the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Get Off of My Cloud”. Keith Richards would later say, “I never dug it as …

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Today in Rock History – November 5

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1965 The Who released “My Generation” which will become a sort of anthem for British teens, rising to number two on the UK chart. In the US, however, despite performing the tune on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, the song will be mostly ignored and would get no higher than number 74 on …

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Today in Rock History – November 3

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 3: 1967 Pink Floyd make their US debut at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The tour will come to an early end when Syd Barrett displays increasingly strange behavior, refusing to lip-sync to “Arnold Layne” on American Bandstand and refusing to answer questions on The Pat Boone Show. 1972 James Taylor and …

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Good News – Kid Restores Faith in Humanity [video]

Need some good news? Sometimes it feels like the world has gone haywire and nobody cares about anybody anymore.  Then you see this video of this kid who came across an empty bowl of candy on Halloween.  I’m not crying – YOU’RE crying.   Leslie Hodges shares this Nest Cam video of a kid who discovers an empty candy bowl …

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Today in Rock History – November 1

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 1: 1964 The Dave Clark Five appear on The Ed Sullivan Show singing their hit “Glad All Over”. Sullivan likes them much better than The Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are “nice, neat boys.” 1965 Rochester, New York police halt a Rolling Stones concert until over 3,500 screaming fans return to order. …

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Today in Rock History – October 31

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1963 Ed Sullivan sees 50,000 fans cheer The Beatles at London’s Heathrow Airport and later books them for three appearances on his TV show early the next year. I couldn’t find a video of that fateful day, but here are the boys from the same year.  Good little band.   1964 The Supremes achieve …

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Today in Rock History – October 30

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Today in Rock History – October 29

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1955 Sun Records founder Sam Phillips launches America’s first all-female radio station, WHER in Memphis. Sam Phillips, who used a portion of the $35,000 he made from the sale of Elvis Presley’s recording contract to RCA Records to finance the station. The station operated with an all-female format until the 1970’s.  1966 After topping the …

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